Best Bars In The Kemptown Area Of Brighton, England

Kemp Town, Brighton, England | © Stéphane Goldestein / Flickr
Kemp Town, Brighton, England | © Stéphane Goldestein / Flickr
Photo of Laura Pioli
9 February 2017

Only a few hours away from London by train, Brighton is the ideal place to go to enjoy a holiday with your family or a weekend off to enjoy the seaside and city. If you want to go on a night out, here is a list of the best bars in the Kemptown area of Brighton.

Brighton Pier at dusk | © hozinja / wikipedia

Brighton Rocks Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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Kemp Town, Brighton, England
Kemp Town, Brighton, England | © Stéphane Goldestein / Flickr
A popular cocktail bar in the heart of the Kemptown neighborhood, the Brighton Rocks Baroffers different meals, the classic Sunday roast, and a creative drinks menu. The bar has a lively atmosphere in the evening and its alternative style is what makes this place a must-go while in Brighton. It features cosy chesterfield loungers by the bar and a roaring fireplace ideal for the winter, as well as kitsch wallpapers and some vintage artwork. The bar’s kitchen was opened recently, serving British classics from hearty burgers to a lovely selection of flavourful mains.


Tea Room, Coffee, British, Vegetarian, $$$
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Brighton Beach
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This place is mainly a tea room, but don’t let this fool you because the Metrodeco is also one of the best spots to go to for cocktails, wine, artisan gins, and local beer and cider. One of the UK’s only 1930s Parisian-themed tea shops, this was once a furniture shop. If you’re a lover of all things vintage come and visit this tea room with a kitsch atmosphere, surrounded by contemporary light fixtures and brass coffee drum tables. Cocktails are reserved for Friday and Saturday night mostly, and they organise some amazing vintage parties which are great for those looking for something different to do while in Brighton.

Blanch House Cocktail Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cocktails, American
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Blanch House is an upmarket cocktail bar with a huge selection of luxurious drinks and classic and elegant interiors. Located in the Blanch House Boutique Hotel, the place features a classic marble bar, and fresh flowers are used daily to enhance the decoration. This is the perfect spot to sample the flavours of specially prepared cocktails in a sophisticated environment. The bar is recommended for a fancy evening out, where you’ll be surrounded by an elegantly dressed crowd sipping some delicious cocktails.


If you’re looking for a cool and indie place to go to while in Brighton, check out the Neighbourhood in Kemptown. This is a fun independent bar with a creative and modern decor and an urban feel. During the summer, customers can hang out in its large garden with multi-coloured furniture, enjoying the BBQ and the cool drinks in the sun. Neighbourhood often organises acoustic gigs, so if you and your friends are looking for live music check this place out. It has an international beer menu as well as wine and cocktails and an American-inspired food menu.

101 St James’s St, Brighton, West Sussex BN2 1TP +44 01273 673891

JW Lennon's

Pub, British, Pub Grub
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This traditional Brighton pub is the perfect spot to bring your friends for a beer. Well known for its amazing hot dogs, the JW Lennon’s was inspired by the Irish and American style boozers of the end of the 19th century. An intimate pub which can host about 60 people, JW Lennon’s features a vintage decor dominated by wooden furniture and enhanced by the pub’s many books. If you’re planning an event you can book their back room. Don’t forget to try their tasty hot dogs, which make an ideal pre-drinks bite.

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